Search Results: "Bill Shoemaker"


BOOK REVIEW

STALKING HORSE by Bill Shoemaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"Here's hoping he gives Coley another mount soon."
The doyen of American jockeys, following in Dick Francis's hoofprints for perhaps the first time ever, turns to fiction with this thriller about—what else?—a retired jockey's adventures in the post-riding world. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSE by Bill Shoemaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"But instead of a shapely mystery, there's too much undifferentiated derring-do, with incessant kidnappings keeping the female leads tied up."
Even though he's been barred from racing, former jockey Coley Killebrew finds the most resourceful ways to stay in the thick of things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE HORSE by Bill Shoemaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Shoemaker's still tossing off plot twists like thrown horseshoes when the printers take the type away on the last page."
Just follow my girlfriend and find out what she's up to, Johnny Rousseau tells his partner, ex-jockey Coley Killebrew (Stalking Horse, 1994); and in no time at all, Coley's up to his neck in murder, fraud, and (of course) horseflesh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. ROCHESTER by Sarah Shoemaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Reader, this lily needed no gilding."
Puzzling over Rochester, the brooding romantic antihero created by Charlotte Brontë in her classic Jane Eyre, a debut novelist elaborates his back story and adds some new, explanatory developments to the tale. Read full book review >

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Lovemaster'd by Craig Shoemaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2014

"A sincere, if at times rambling, re-creation of a spiritual 'talking cure' via social media."
A comedian shares the Facebook conversations he had with a casual acquaintance after she contacted him about her impending divorce. Read full book review >

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THE SQUARED CIRCLE by David Shoemaker
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Put Greil Marcus and Susan Sontag ringside, and you get something approaching this book. A little too postmodern at times but an eye-opener."
Book designer and Grantland and Deadspin contributor Shoemaker offers a frontline report on a panem et circenses scene of power plays, big money and spandex girdles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Good Daughter by Connie L. Shoemaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2015

"An honest, painful yet humorous account of seeking unconditional love."
In this intimate memoir, the only child of aging parents describes her struggles to balance caregiving, marriage, and career, and to reconcile daughterly devotion with childhood wounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 10, 2007

"A lovingly packaged collection of songs worth singing."
A collection of songs and rhymes for infants featuring an accompanying music CD and analysis of developmental benefits. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1991

"A short and breezy look at horrendous experiences that seems to be haunted by the presence of a ghost-screenwriter."
The fine line between documentary and dream is almost eradicated in this ``true'' haunted-house tale set in the Deep South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 24, 2013

"A comprehensive, accessible guidebook for educators—or anyone looking to open up their creative instincts."
In their debut collaboration, DeRuiter and Shoemaker demonstrate how the basic tools of poetry can develop elementary school students' imaginations and strengthen their character. Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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